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Formally Industrial Shows of America (ISOA), Trade Show Consulting (TSC) has been producing shows in the U.S. and Mexico since 1975. The first Baltimore Industrial Show in 1975 was the start of 32 regional industrial shows produced annually in the U.S. Shows including the Pacific Coast Machine Tool Show, Tulsa Industrial & Machine Tool Show and the Nashville Industrial Show were a small sample of the events produced by ISOA.


Industrial Shows of Latin America (ISOLA) was formed in 1992 with anticipation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The first USA/Mexcio Industrial Show took place in June of 1992 at the Cintermex Exposition Facility in Monterrey, Mexico. The next USA/Mexico Industrial Expo was launched in Guadalajara in 1993 and Mexico City in 1994.

After 1994, the USA/Mexico Industrial Expo continued on an annual basis in Monterrey. In 1997, ISOLA, in partnership with International Exposition Company, launched the first edition of the AHR Mexico (Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Expo). The show continues today, produced by IEC. In 1998, ISOLA partnered with the Precision Metalforming Association in Cleveland Ohio and produced the first Metalmecanica/USA Expo in Monterrey. This show has since been renamed to the “Metalform Mexico Expo.” Metalform Mexico is now in its 16th Edition.

After selling ISOA and ISOLA to Penton Media in 1998, Trade Show Consulting was started in 2002 and launched the 1st Welding exposition in Latin America – Weldmex in 2003. Weldmex is now in its 17th Edition. In addition to Weldmex and Metalform Mexico, TSC launched its first Fabtech Mexico in June 2009 in Monterrey, Mexico as a combined show with 3 pavilions. In 2015, the FABTECH partners acquired the Coatech show which had been co-located with FABTECH Mexico since 2009.

Past Events produced by

Trade Show Consulting…

  • FABTECH Mexico


  • Metalform Mexico

  • NAMTECH Summit

  • Pacific Coast Machine Tool Show

  • North American Warehousing & Distribution Expo (NAWDEC)


  • MFG Automation SummitF

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James Cross
Director of Business Development
+1 443 465 5677

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Chuck Cross
+1 410 252 1322


Orlando Mendoza
Logistic Manager 442 412 9744

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